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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pulp Fiction / Truth

My sister is visiting me this weekend. Here is a conversation we just had.
Tessa: I want some orange juice. 
Felicia: Don't we have some in the fridge? 
Tessa: I don't know, I didn't check. Does it have pulp? 
Felicia: (nods) 
Tessa: Why, does Marshall like pulp? 
Felicia: No, I like pulp. 
Tessa: Why? 
Felicia: It makes me feel like I'm drinking a real orange. 
Tessa: Really? Because it makes me feel like, 'What is this vomit I'm drinking?' 
Felicia: I can strain it for you. 
Tessa: I don't think there's anything that repulses me more than pulp, in a drink.
Felicia: Huh. 
Tessa: Yup.
Felicia: That surprises me.
Tessa: Well.
Felicia: I'm putting this on my blog.
(more from Tessa and Felicia...)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Bday, U.G! (Contest winners, weird video!)

One year and change ago, I was convinced there was NO WAY I was going to be able to finish my book. One year and a month ago, I was pretty much going insane, trying to edit the final draft, keeping outrageously late hours, tossing and turning like a tormented weirdo! But, behold, one year ago to the day, Unnaturally Green finally burst forth from my womb-brain, like a giant, aggressive alien that was also a book and also my child.

The point is: 'Twas born!

(Self-doubt, get offa my stoop!)

Since then, I've had the great pleasure of getting to know the coolest darn bunch of readers this side of the Mississippi -- which is every side, because y'all are from around the globe. (How cool is that?)


So. That being said, let's celebrate U.G's bday by getting down to business!

1) THANKS ARE IN ORDER! If you've been a fan/reader/blog-participant for the past year (or even before that) THANK YOU again for being so supportive and for making my job incredibly fun and rewarding. So many of you have left thoughtful or Goodreads reviews, emailed me your thoughts (side note: if you've emailed me in the past couple of months, I *will* write back; just takes me a while), tweeted nice things at me -- and I can't tell you how grateful I am.

2) I had a blast reading all your contest entry limericks! They were incredible! Thanks to all who entered! Random selection from the pool came up with these three illustrious winners --

Congratulations to:

Tricia L.S.
Patricia M.
Rebekah H.

Hooray! You each get a signed and personalized copy of Unnaturally Green! Double hooray! (Be sure to email me your contact info so I can get that book to you ASAP!)

And finally...

3) Please enjoy this OUT OF CONTROL video I filmed with my friend Sam (perhaps you remember him from our Snood video? or as the guy in Unnaturally Green who Facebook messages me about almost buying me a Wicked Witch doll, or something...).

(WARNING: Do not operate heavy machinery while watching.)

And thus we conclude a very exciting post on a very exciting day. I feel wistful, nostalgic, proud...and, as always, grateful to have all of you as my readers.

May the journey continue...

Unnaturally yours,

Friday, October 5, 2012

GIVEAWAY: My book turns 1 year-old!

Dear ones! On this October 14, my book/lovechild Unnaturally Green will officially turn 1 year-old! To commemorate its birth and subsequent growth into a wee tiny spittling babe, I will be giving away SIGNED, PERSONALIZED COPIES (the perfect holiday gift, wut wut) TO THREE LUCKY READERS.

Didja hear me?


Who is eligible? All creatures on this great spherical earth, regardless of locale, can enter (even you, Antartican penguins!).

And because no contest hosted by me is complete without some sort of bizarre conceit, here are the rules:


1) First name and last initial.
2) A limerick that (loosely) has to do with: a) Wicked,  b) green babies, c) your favorite cheese, d) Unnaturally Green.

(What is a limerick? It's a poem like this:

There once was an author named Fel,
Who thought that her readers were swell.
When her book turns one year,
She will let out a cheer,
And cover her head in hair gel.)

Anyway, winner will be drawn at random and announced on October 14 on this blog -- but you can get submitted into the pool once, twice, or three times depending on the awesome-ness factor of your limerick.

Sound good? Everybody enter and tell your friends!!